(August 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Samar (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

School of Crime (Table of Contents: 1)

The Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (credited)
Pencils
Fran Matera [as F. M.] (signed)
Inks
Fran Matera [as F. M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; un-named librarian; Professor Coffin Nale (villain, introduction)
Keywords
School of Crime

Indexer Notes

According to Lee Boyette in Alter Ego #90, Fran Matera sneaks his initials into panels on pages 5 and 7. According to Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion, and who had done an interview with Matera, he states this art is by Reed Crandall.

[The 100-Mile Water Race] (Table of Contents: 2)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[The Car-Wrecking Ghost] (Table of Contents: 3)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Noel Fowler] (signed)
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Joe Rucks (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Zero uses a rather unique way of defeating the giant ghost of Joe Ricks: merely talking to him. By repeating the word "evil" ("live" spelled backwards, the one thing a ghost cannot do), Zero reduces the ghost in size, and, from there, Rucks continues to shrink with every word uttered.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Diamonds and Dastards] (Table of Contents: 4)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Hugo (first appearance; villain; death); Hugo's partner (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

Signed MDE in last panel as mentioned in Alter Ego #75.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look over in that lot, Mickey. It's a free-for-all!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

"Don't you want to stay and play with your friends?" (Table of Contents: 6)

Homer Doodle and Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[The Phantom Fur Thieves] (Table of Contents: 7)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Mr. Woods (first appearance); Johnny Woods (first appearance); Geller and the Night Riders (first appearance; villains)

Flat Foot Floogie Wins (Table of Contents: 8)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Ribbons of Death (Table of Contents: 9)

Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; Otto (first appearance; villain); Carl (first appearance; villain); Fritz (first appearance; villain); Sonya (villain)

[Factory Girls and Fifth Columnists] (Table of Contents: 10)

USA, the Spirit of Old Glory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
USA; Mrs. Cragg (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
USA, dressed in her full garb, goes to work alongside civilian women in a bomb factory, and manages to uncover a spy working there: her own supervisor, Mrs. Cragg!

[The American Freedom Club] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty]; Dutch (villain, spy, introduction); unnamed spy (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

The Death That Crawled (Table of Contents: 12)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Coming of the Fargo Kid] (Table of Contents: 13)

Fargo Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Koda
Inks
Alex Koda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner] (first appearance); A "town boss" (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boss said I was to bring this important letter to him at his snooty club!
Genre
humor

[The Nazis Come to South Pango] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dusty Dane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Captain Hardt (first appearance; villain; death); other Nazis (first appearance; villains; all die)

[The Plans of Peril] (Table of Contents: 16)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Rex Smith]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Herman (first appearance; villain); Von (first appearance; villain); other Nazis (first appearance; some die)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. School of Crime
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. [The 100-Mile Water Race]
    Poison Ivy
  4. 3. [The Car-Wrecking Ghost]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [Diamonds and Dastards]
    Samar
  6. 5. ["Look over in that lot, Mickey. It's a free-for-all!"]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. "Don't you want to stay and play with your friends?"
    Homer Doodle and Son
  8. 7. [The Phantom Fur Thieves]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  9. 8. Flat Foot Floogie Wins
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Ribbons of Death
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [Factory Girls and Fifth Columnists]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. [The American Freedom Club]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. The Death That Crawled
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Coming of the Fargo Kid]
    Fargo Kid
  15. 14. ["The boss said I was to bring this important letter to him at his snooty club!"]
    Big Top
  16. 15. [The Nazis Come to South Pango]
    Dusty Dane
  17. 16. [The Plans of Peril]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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